Spousal Visa Application - Pakistan

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Postby kaidee » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:51 pm

Just noticed something, I stayed in Pakistan for quite a few months, much longer than my visa allowed for. Whilst out there I got a NADRA card made so my stay was legal. Should I submit a copy of my NADRA card so that the ECO won't be thinking I stayed in Pakistan past the term my visa allowed for? Also would submitting this have any bearing on me holding another nationality or something?
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Postby kaidee » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:45 am

After muchos headache over the last few days, I've finished my application (except for a few touches on the covering letters), thinking of submitting in the following manner:

The Applicant
Consisting of:
1) Completed VAF4A application form
2) Applicant's passport - better to leave this off the contents What about NIC card/copy and photo?
3) Applicant's original birth certificate
4) Applicant’s TB certificate


The Sponsor
Consisting of:
1) Sponsorship declaration
2) Sponsor’s covering letter
3) Attested copy of sponsor’s British passport

Sponsor’s UK accommodation arrangements
Consisting of:
1) Letter from Sponsor’s parent (homeowner)
2) Homeowner’s 2010 mortgage statement
3) Homeowner’s title deed
4) Accommodation report
5) Details of case regarding third party accommodation

Sponsor’s employment and finances
Consisting of:
1) Sponsor’s covering letter
2) Accountant’s covering letter
3) Financial statements 01/12/09 to 05/04/10
4) Tax Return 2010, 06/04/09 to 05/04/10
5) Original bank statements 15/12/09 to 07/04/10
6) Business invoices Dec 09 to March 10
7) Employer Covering letter

Evidence of marriage and contact between sponsor and applicant
Consisting of:
1) Sponsor’s covering letter
2) Original marriage certificate in Urdu
3) Attested English translation of marriage certificate
4) Wedding photos from the first day 20/12/09
5) Wedding photos from the second day 21/12/09
6) Honeymoon photos 25/12/09
7) Evidence of continuing contact between sponsor and applicant in the form of itemised bills from various telecommunication companies:
7.1) Sponsor’s Vectone account information and itemised log 22/01/10 to 30/01/10
7.2) Sponsor’s T-mobile bills and itemised logs 03/02/10 to 04/03/10, 04/03/10 to 04/04/10, 05/04/10 to 25/04/10.
7.3) Sponsor’s Orange bills and itemised logs 24/01/10 to 23/02/10, 24/02/10 to 23/03/10, 25/03/10 to 23/04/10.
7.3) Sponsor’s Simple Call account information, top ups record, access numbers list and itemised logs 27/01/10 to 19/03/10
7.5) Sponsor’s My Call account information, top ups record and itemised logs 25/01/10 to 31/01/10, 01/02/10 to 28/02/10, 01/03/10 to 31/03/10, 01/04/10 to 26/04/10.
7.6) Details of sponsor’s usage of international text messaging service, including email regarding itemised statement.
8.) Evidence of sponsor’s financial support of applicant – 4 transfer receipts

I've put a covering letter at the beginning of any section which I thought could do with clarity in a certain aspect or simply in the manner in which I have presented the information (e.g. the lengthy and numerous itemised bills)

Soooo the above would be my contents page.

Then a page at the beginning of each section detailing everything in that section (written exactly the same as on the contents page) with the addition of 'sponsor:**** applicant:****
e.g.

The Sponsor

Sponsor: Fred
Applicant: Jane
April 2010

Consisting of:
Sponsorship declaration
Sponsor’s covering letter
Attested copy of sponsor’s British passport

Then a covering page for each item with the same title as on the contents page and section cover page with 'sponsor:**** applicant:**** written on it.

Since there are 5 sections and I have got a pack of 5 sticky index markers, I'll colour code everything and write a number on it just like batleykhan suggested :)

I’m also going to stick in a bunch of receipts and invoices for pregnancy books and baby stuff that I’ve bought recently with a covering letter, although not sure where, maybe in the sponsor section – can’t hurt. We are dealing with humans at the end of the day, maybe I'll get an emotional gesture of goodwill :lol:

I'm most likely going to leave out my wife's itemised phone bill as it isn't in her name and I don't think its' absence has the same potential for a negative effect as does its' inclusion :?

Thoughts? Yay? Nay? Anything I've missed? (I've definitely got everything as far as I have researched, just it's really late and I've had a very long day)
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Postby Zak_K » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:27 am

As requested, here is what my application consisted of:

Completed VAF4A form
SU07/01
Attested Declaration from myself
My Cover Letter
Photocopy of each page of my passport
Attested Birth Certificate
20 weeks payslips
Employers Letter
Holiday Authorisation Letter from Employer (when I went to lodge my application)
Bank statements dating back to when I first started employment (I highlighted all the deposits from my employer)
Letter regarding accomodation from parents
Photocopy of parents passports
Inspection Report from local council
Details of appeal case re: third party accomodation (Mr Q Chaudary vs Mr L Tarlow, highlighting points 13, 14, 15)

[/url]http://syedssolicitors.com/Documents/AB%20(Third-party%20provision%20of%20accommodation)%20Pakistan%20%5B2008%5D%20UKAIT%2000018.pdf[url]

Greeting cards and letters sent back and forth from my spouse
Attested letter from Mufti regarding nikah
Letter stating that a union council stamp is not required (from the Cheif Officer of the Muncipal Comittee)
Original Nikah Nama
Translated Nikha Nama
Land registery documents
Proof of the money I sent to my wife
Certificated Copy of my Mrs Pakistani Nadra Card
Itemised billing from the UK
Printouts of calling cards purchased online
Proof of me topping up my wifes phone
Itemised billing from my Mrs
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Postby zeddy zed » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:27 pm

navalaviator wrote:
zeddy zed wrote:hello people, i have looked through the forum but i cant actually find an answer to me question. The thing is my wife's signature on the naka nama and id card are different. Well her signature is basically writing her full name, the difference is that on the naka nama its in joined up writing while on the id card its not. Does this make a difference or shall i get the id made again?

Also i have not made her passport as i will apply in august so will make it in may, so on the passport is it better to have the signature same as the naka nama or the id card?

Any advice will be helpful. Bately khan i see that you know your stuff so wot wud u suggest.


The thing is my wife's signature on the naka nama and id card are different. Well her signature is basically writing her full name, the difference is that on the naka nama its in joined up writing while on the id card its not. Does this make a difference or shall i get the id made again?


Well as far as i assume that it should not make a difference whether the name has been written in joined hand writing on Nikkah nama or just simply written with all alphabets clearly and separately well at the end both of them are the same thing.
Make sure that you and your wife signed with the same pen and both signatures are in one same ink as it would ease the ECO'S mind that both the sponsor and the applicant were present at the time of Nikkah ceremony,as some one posted on the previous page that the visa was turned down coz the signatures of spouses on nikkah nama were in different ink which made the ECO suspicious that it could be a polygmous marriage(It was,nt actually) and spouses were not present at the time of nikkah.(they were present in actual according to the poster on the previous page)
These are the small bits which we should keep in mind and learn from others experiences and try to avoid such things which could possibly lead to unwanted and unprecedented troubles.

Does this make a difference or shall i get the id made again?

I think you should NOT well i assume so but as you had orginally asked this question to uncle BatleyKhan so he would probably explain your query in more depth and with a professional finishing touch 8)




THANKS navalavitar , to tell you the truth i havnt even looked at ma nika nama after i signed it , my mrs signed it later cuz we were in different room at nika time, u know how its like in pakistan in some places. so didnt know if she used the same pen. I just rang her now , thank god its in same colour.Thats one less thing to worry about.

Zak_k and kaidee that list is very helpful , thanks for postin it guys , i got a few months before i could apply but am just researchin and preparing in advance.
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Postby Suhaib 786 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:53 pm

SALAAMZ PEPZ... just on my lunch break (i know late isn't it), i look on the ukvacpk traker & same PATRONISING comment 'Forwarded to Islamabad OC on'

I cheked about 10 minz ago... 'your application is ready for collection, please go to the VAC where your documents where submitted'

In Allah we trust & me personally i have left ALL my affairs to Almighty Allah * have concrete 100% yakeen he has paved my path now watever route it is.

Inshallah i want to be with wife as its been almost 8 weeks since submiting docz... make dua pepz... tomorow afternoon she will go and pik the result....

Watch this space!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :oops:
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Postby navalaviator » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:27 pm

Suhaib 786 wrote:SALAAMZ PEPZ... just on my lunch break (i know late isn't it), i look on the ukvacpk traker & same PATRONISING comment 'Forwarded to Islamabad OC on'

I cheked about 10 minz ago... 'your application is ready for collection, please go to the VAC where your documents where submitted'

In Allah we trust & me personally i have left ALL my affairs to Almighty Allah * have concrete 100% yakeen he has paved my path now watever route it is.

Inshallah i want to be with wife as its been almost 8 weeks since submiting docz... make dua pepz... tomorow afternoon she will go and pik the result....

Watch this space!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :oops:



Good luck suhaib u will get it inshallah :D
Which is it of the favors of your lord that ye deny.
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Postby deemi » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:27 pm

Suhaib inshallah u will have good news tomorrow. I do dua that all brothers and sisters that are waiting have good news soon.
Done waiting!!!!
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Postby c4551m » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:28 pm

InshaAllah its gonna b good news
Just wanna know whn did u applied the visa , my missus applied on first week of March and still waiting. Dua for us also
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Postby navalaviator » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:43 pm

I'm most likely going to leave out my wife's itemised phone bill as it isn't in her name and I don't think its' absence has the same potential for a negative effect as does its' inclusion


I am in the same boat as my dad's name appear on some of our phone bills instead of mine(phone bills from my side) so i asked batleykhan about this and he had told me few days ago that the ECO will only match the numbers on phone bills from my wife and mine and to further clear the situation i have been advised to include a covering letter with the bills and explain that why the applicant's dad name appears on some of the bills so that the ECO would be aware of the circumstances.
I will include all the bills with explanatory covering letter stapled with the bills :lol:
well i think that you should include the bills with exlpanation as there is no harm in doing so as the ECO will only cross tally the numbers on all bills from both sides and it doesnt matter that whose name appers on the phone bills as far as the ECO is aware of the scenario :wink:
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Postby c4551m » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:23 pm

navalaviator wrote:
Suhaib 786 wrote:SALAAMZ PEPZ... just on my lunch break (i know late isn't it), i look on the ukvacpk traker & same PATRONISING comment 'Forwarded to Islamabad OC on'

I cheked about 10 minz ago... 'your application is ready for collection, please go to the VAC where your documents where submitted'

In Allah we trust & me personally i have left ALL my affairs to Almighty Allah * have concrete 100% yakeen he has paved my path now watever route it is.

Inshallah i want to be with wife as its been almost 8 weeks since submiting docz... make dua pepz... tomorow afternoon she will go and pik the result....

Watch this space!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :oops:



Good luck suhaib u will get it inshallah :D



Salam,
InshaAllah your wife will get the visa.........best of luck.

i just wanna ask you that in which category of visa you applied for your wife and when did you applied..........as i have also applied for my missus since first week of march ........
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Postby zs786 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:33 pm

suhaib786 best of luck. I make dua you will receive positve news. Keep us posted

My wife applied on March 17th at Mirpur inshallah we will also hear something soon.
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Postby kaidee » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:30 am

navalaviator wrote:
I'm most likely going to leave out my wife's itemised phone bill as it isn't in her name and I don't think its' absence has the same potential for a negative effect as does its' inclusion


I am in the same boat as my dad's name appear on some of our phone bills instead of mine(phone bills from my side) so i asked batleykhan about this and he had told me few days ago that the ECO will only match the numbers on phone bills from my wife and mine and to further clear the situation i have been advised to include a covering letter with the bills and explain that why the applicant's dad name appears on some of the bills so that the ECO would be aware of the circumstances.
I will include all the bills with explanatory covering letter stapled with the bills :lol:
well i think that you should include the bills with exlpanation as there is no harm in doing so as the ECO will only cross tally the numbers on all bills from both sides and it doesnt matter that whose name appers on the phone bills as far as the ECO is aware of the scenario :wink:


Weeeeellll, you may have just persuaded me :D

Any thoughts on this:
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Postby kaidee » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:54 am

For info:

My email:

Assalamu 'alaikum

My wife will be submitting her visa application soon. I have a few questions.

1) Can the visa application be submitted with treasury tags through all the papers? Or is it only paper clips?

2) How soon is it possible to book an appointment? Is there a delay/waiting time for booking appointments?

3) Is there any space for a lady to pray in the normal lounge? What about in the premier lounge?

Thanks


Reply:

Dear ,

Thank you for your mail ! Para wise reply is as under, please :-

1.Your wife can submit the papers with treasuty tages.
2. We don't deal with the appointments. You or your wife have to make a contact on following telephone numbers :-

From PTCL telephone numbers : 0900 10411
From cells/mobiles : 8865
From overseas : +9251 2098999

3. Proper place is not available but she will be accommodated in Manager's office.

We appreciate your understanding and trust in our services.

Kind regards,
Mirpur VAC Manager,
UK Visa Application Centre,
Gerry's International,
Mirpur, Azad Kashmir
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Postby zmk2 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:53 am

LODGING OF VISA APPLICATIONS - GENERAL INFORMATION
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UKvisas in Pakistan operate a courier assisted application service through Gerry's/FedEx Offices.
Processing times for all straightforward non- settlement visa applications will be up to 5 working days. Applicants should allow 4 working days transfer time between Gerry's/FedEx and BHC offices in addition to the processing time. Please see separate information leaflets on the collection of biometric fingerscans.
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Applicants are therefore advised to submit their visa applications in good time, but no more than three months before the desired date of travel.
We currently process all straightforward settlement applications within 12 weeks. Some settlement applications that are not straightforward may require additional processing if, for example, there is a need to refer to the Home Office for advice or a decision. In all such cases the applicant will be advised that their application falls into this category.
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Each application must be accompanied by one photograph, which should be as follows:
Taken against a light background (white/off-white/cream/light grey etc) so that features are distinguishable;
Clear and of good quality;
Printed on normal photographic paper;
Unmounted - 45mm x 35mm in size. Miniature or oversize photographs are not acceptable;
Full face (without sunglasses & normally without a hat or other head covering, unless the applicant wears such items because of their religious belief or ethnic background
No digital photographs will be acceptable;
The photograph should be securely glued to the relevant space on the application form.
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The handling fee for Commonwealth or Dependant Territories applies only to applicants seeking visas for other Commonwealth countries or Dependant Territories that do not have Diplomatic Missions issuing visas in Pakistan.
Travel should be planned well in advance, in order to complete the visa application process.
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The times listed above are subject to change. Please do not contact the British High Commission for a status check on applications unless a passport has not been received within the time scale specified above.
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With effect from 6 March 2007, the British High Commission introduced the capture of biometric fingerscans in Pakistan.
All visa applicants must have their fingerscans taken, with the exception of those applicants under the age of five and those over the age of 60. An exception may also be granted to applicants, who for genuine medical reasons cannot provide fingerscans.

Fingerscans will be collected from each applicant by using an electronic scanner. No ink, liquid or chemical will be used and the procedure will take no more than two minutes to complete.

If an applicant refuses to provide fingerscans, the application cannot be processed.

All applicants should ensure that their fingertips are free from any forms of decoration (henna, for example), abrasions or other markings prior to attending the British High Commission, Islamabad or British Deputy High Commission, Karachi, as these may affect their ability to provide acceptable fingerscans. Visa applications cannot be processed until applicants are able to provide acceptable fingerscans.

Applications should be submitted to Gerry's FedEx and applicants will be advised of when they can expect to visit the BHC/BDHC. They will be asked to attend up to one hour in advance of appointment time and to ensure that they have no mobile telephones or bags with them. We regret, that for security reasons, if an applicant fails to attend at the correct time and date, they will not be admitted to the BHC/BDHC.
Once fingerscans have been taken, applicants may be asked to remain for a brief interview or, alternatively, asked to leave. Applications will then be processed and the decision notified via Gerry's FedEx.
TB SCREENING

Also from 6 March 2007, The British Government introduced TB Testing for all visa applicants submitting their application in Pakistan, intending to visit the UK for a period in excess of 6 months.

Before applying for entry to the UK, applicants will be required to visit a designated clinic (see below) to undergo TB testing. Once this test confirms that the applicant is clear of infectious TB, a certificate will be issued. Once the certificate is obtained, applicants may lodge their applications at their nearest Gerry's/FedEx office.

This programme is administered in partnership with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). To make an appointment at the nearest IOM clinic and for further information on TB Testing, applicants should call the UAN number listed below.

TB Certificates will be required for the following applicants:
Students and their dependants intending to stay for more than 6 months;
Work Permit holders and their dependants intending to stay longer than 6 months;
All dependants of persons settled in the UK applying for spouse/civil partner/ unmarried and same gender partner entry clearance and EEA Family Permit applications.
TB Certificates are not required by:
All visit and transit visa applications;
Short term students (less than 6 months)
Children under 11 years old
Returning residents
Diplomatic passport holders travelling to the UK on official business or for a posting;
Others who qualify for 'Exempt' status.

The designated clinics are:

ISLAMABAD
Nayab Medical Centre
12 Balochistan Plaza
17-E, Fazal-e-Haq Road, Blue Area, Islamabad
LAHORE
CARDEX Hospital
3-A, Jail Road, Lahore

KARACHI
Aga Khan Hospital (Clifton)
House 66
Block D
Clifton, Karachi

MIRPUR
Noor Memorial Hospital
Mian Muhammad Road
Chowk Shaheedan
Mirpur

UAN (for all clinics): (051) 111 466 472
STUDENT APPLICATIONS
Student applicants are encouraged to consult the list of approved UK educational establishments published on the DFES web site. The list may be accessed by using the link, www.dfes.gov.uk. Students are expected to submit all relevant documentation with their application. This includes all detailed marks certificates, results intimation cads, consolidated marks certificates and transcripts. Without such documentation, applications will not be accepted.
Students who have missed their course start date are required to produce a letter from their chosen educational establishment certifying that they will be accepted onto the course later than the original start date of the course.

SETTLEMENT APPLICATIONS
All applicants will be required to attend for biometric fingerscanning and possible interviews.
Applications can only be lodged in person at any office of Gerry's/FedEx in Pakistan. We will not accept applications submitted directly to the Visa Sections in Islamabad or Karachi.
Afghan residents seeking to lodge UK settlement applications must do so in person at any office of Gerry's/FedEx in Pakistan. However, applicants may retain their passports for return travel to Afghanistan by providing Gerry's/FedEx with a copy of all pages of their passport.
Demand is high and processing times may vary. Gerry's/FedEx will notify you of the outcome once the application has been processed. In the meantime, please do not approach the British High Commission for the application to be expedited as we will be unable to do so.
Full documentary evidence in support of the application must be included at the time of application. Applications submitted with inadequate documents may be refused.
Guidance on the requirements of the Immigration Rules will accompany the settlement application form and can also be found on the websites detailed below.
If you need further information please look at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or our own websites - www.fco.gov.uk and www.britainonline.org.pk - or read the guidance leaflet and checklist which accompanies the application form.

DIRECT AIRSIDE TRANSIT VISA APPLICATIONS (DATV)
Evidence of confirmed bookings both in and out of the UK must accompany applications. Required by all Pakistani Nationals.
There are certain exemptions to this requirement. The following categories of traveller are not required to hold a DATV and may still benefit from the Transit Without Visa (TWOV) concession. Holders of:
a valid visa for entry to Canada or the United States of America and a valid airline ticket for travel via the United Kingdom as part of their journey from another country or territory to the country in respect of which the visa is held. Holders of first time immigrant papers to the US or Canada also qualify under this category as they are regarded as having a US or Canadian visa;
a valid airline ticket for travel via the United Kingdom as part of a journey from Canada or the United States of America to another country or territory, provided that the transit passenger does not seek to transit the UK on a date more than 6 months from the date on which he last entered Canada or the US with a valid visa;
a valid US 1 - 551 permanent resident cards issued after 21 April 1998;
expired cards may be accepted if the passenger holds a letter (I - 797) issued by the Bureau of Citizenship authorising an extension;
a valid US Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration - Form 551;
a valid Canadian permanent resident cards issued on or after 28 June 2002;
a category "D" (all categories except visitors) visas issued by any European Union or EEA State with more than 3 months validity;
a valid common format European Union or EEA residence permits;
a diplomatic or service passport issued by the Peoples Republic of China;
a diplomatic or official passport issued by India;
a diplomatic or official passport issued by Vietnam;
Those travelling to Ireland via the United Kingdom require a full visit visa, not a DATV.

UKVISAS, PAKISTAN COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
The Visa Section aims to provide an efficient and courteous service to all visa applicants. If applicants have any complaints about the standard of service provided or the personal conduct of any member of Visa Section staff, they should write to the Director, Visa Services at the British High Commission, Islamabad who will initially acknowledge receipt where possible within 5 working days. All complaints will be subject to a thorough investigation and complainants will receive a full reply of our findings.
In the event of any complaint about either the standard of service provided within the Visa Section or the personal conduct of Visa Section staff, applicants should approach reception area. Once at the counter, they should ask to speak to an Entry Clearance Manager who will make him or herself available to address any complaint(s) on the day in question, or where necessary to make further enquiries into any issues raised prior to replying in writing.

FURTHER HELP AND ADVICE
For enquiries about applications already submitted, call the Visa Section Telephone Helpline: Islamabad:
201-2901 (LOCAL)
051-201-2901 (NATIONAL)
0092-51-201-2901 (INTERNATIONAL)
Please visit our website www.britainonline.org.pk for further guidance & to download forms.
Please see the following website for general information: www.i-uk.com

GERRY'S/FED-EX OFFICES IN PAKISTAN
Gerry's/FedEx offers a courier assisted visa applications facility (CAVA) in collaboration with the British High Commission, Islamabad and British Deputy High Commission, Karachi.
ISLAMABAD
Q 13, Al-Markaz, Jinnah Super Market Near Shell Fuel Station, F7 Markaz Islamabad TEL: 051-111-811-111 PESHAWAR
35 Hurmaz Plaza (near Balana Restaurant) University Road, Peshawar Tel: 091-5840409 Email: pewfedex@gerrys.com.pk

MIRPUR (AZAD KASHMIR)
Rasheed Plaza-Secrot F1 Kotli Road.Opposite govt Girl High School Mirpur-Azad Kashmir Tel: (058610) 52037-40 LAHORE 58, A-II, Ghalib Market, Gulberg III Lahore Tel: 042-111-811-111 Fax: 042-5750400 Email: lhefedex@gerrys.com.pk

SIALKOT
Opposite ABL, Paris Road Tel: 0432-111-711-111 Email: sktfedex@gerrys.com.pk
FAISALABAD 574-B, Satiana Road People's Colony Tel: 041-111-711-111 Email: fsdfedex@gerrys.com.pk

MULTAN
Hotel Sindbad, Nishter Chowk Tel: 061-111-711-111 Email: muxfedex@gerrys.com.pk
GUJRANWALA Shop 6-B/C, Trust Plaza, G.T. Road Tel: 0431-253878
KARACHI (CORPORATE OFFICE)
43/1/D, Razi Road, Block 6, PECHS Tel: UAN: 021-111-811-111 Email: khifedex@gerry.com.pk
KARACHI (GULSHAN-E-IQBAL)
Shop # 2, Shelzone Center, Block 15, Main University Road Tel: 021-4979763
KARACHI (CLIFTON)
Quality Arcade, Shop # 5 B.C.7., Block 7, Main Clifton Road Tel: 021 5360417 KARACHI (I.I. CHUNDRIGAR RD) Shop # 1, Ground Floor, Uni Center, Main I.I. Chundrigar Road Tel: 021-2414678
HYDERABAD Shop # 1, Defence Plaza, Fatima Jinnah Road, Thandi Sarak Tel: 0221-781368) QUETTA Shop No. S-9, Swiss Plaza, M. A. Jinnah Road, Quetta Tel: 0300-9381051
BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION, ISLAMABAD VISA FEE CHANGE WEF MONDAY 2ND APRIL 2007

FEES HAVE BEEN CALCULATED AT RS125 = £ 1
CATEGORY FEE (£) FEE (Rs)
TRANSIT
Direct Airside Transit (DATV) Visitor in Transit Joining Ship/Aircraft Handling fee for Commonwealth/Dependant Territories £ 44.00 Rs.5,500
SHORT TERM MULTIPLE ENTRY
6 Month Visit Medical Treatment Visit For Marriage/Civil Partnership £ 63.00 Rs.7,875
STUDENT
All categories of Student Applications £ 99.00 Rs.12,375
LONGER TERM MULTIPLE ENTRY
1, 2 & 5 year Visit Academic Visitor PLAB Test Minister of Religion Self Employment Establish a Business Retired Persons of Independent Means UK GP Certificate of Entitlement Sole Representative Returning Resident £ 200.00 Rs.25,000
EMPLOYMENT
Work Permit HSMP Permit Free Employment £200.00 Rs.25,000
SETTLEMENT Adoption Husband Wife Child for Settlement/Other Dependent Relative for Settlement Marriage/Fiancé(e)/Civil Partnership £500.00 Rs.62,500
Yours Sincerely,
Correspondence Section
BHC Islamabad
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Postby Suhaib 786 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:53 am

c4551m wrote:InshaAllah its gonna b good news
Just wanna know whn did u applied the visa , my missus applied on first week of March and still waiting. Dua for us also
thnks


Thanks Brothers/Sisterz 4 the dua & thoughts - just rang the mrs'z she's just left home (as u can onli pik up passorts after 2pm [in islamabad VAC])
Tension rises - onli the zikr extingushiz the anxiety#
il be getting sum news soon so inshallah what Allah sees best for us. THANKS TO ALL IN ROOM 4 SUPPORT#

c4551m [difficult user name- i suppose ur a car fanatic lolz]
Applyed for wife for settlement visa. applied date= 03.03.2010
Therz a brother in here ZAk - applyd same day as me - he recivd positive result a month ago & a month later our decision is ready - so therz no real thick or fast rule... just make dua & contemplate the difficult moment now without ur wife as when she comes over inshallah u will have appreciation 4 her# thtz my opinion anyway
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Postby Suhaib 786 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:04 am

navilator - i was in a similar dilema regarding itemised bill - rang frm home phone direct 2 wife'z home phone (costz a bit more - but wher ur spending 87 000 odd rupees/& strengthen contact factor) wats a coupl of odd quid more 4 calling-ensurz a solid contact u see... 10minz / 3 times a week enuff man# [although me personalli - 45mins to hour & half 3/4 times a week ]

Phone bill in mumz name- so cover my back & avoid trip-up i just jotted that down on covering letter. simple 1 liner - 'the phone bill is in my mother's name.'

REMEMBER - CONCISE YET PRESISE

(i could have wrote - phone bill is mothers name, and she pays the bill and i pay the extra usage that i use & my mum was happy with that [attach my mums bank statement show that she's paying the phone bill])- but like i say - U DNT WANT 2 OPEN A CAN OF WORMS UNESSACERALIY!!

Short & a lil sweet to get ECO on ur side :)
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Postby alibokhari » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:10 am

Suhaib 786 wrote:SALAAMZ PEPZ... just on my lunch break (i know late isn't it), i look on the ukvacpk traker & same PATRONISING comment 'Forwarded to Islamabad OC on'

I cheked about 10 minz ago... 'your application is ready for collection, please go to the VAC where your documents where submitted'

In Allah we trust & me personally i have left ALL my affairs to Almighty Allah * have concrete 100% yakeen he has paved my path now watever route it is.

Inshallah i want to be with wife as its been almost 8 weeks since submiting docz... make dua pepz... tomorow afternoon she will go and pik the result....

Watch this space!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :oops:



any updates as yet? thnx
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Postby c4551m » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:00 am

@ Suhaib 786
InahsaAllah InshaAllah your wife will get a positive reply.......
and do dua for my wife too that her reply also comes up as a positive.........my wife applied on 5th march 2010,but her is a non settlement student dependent visa......and now its almost 8 weeks for her..do you knw how much time non settlement student dependent visa takes.......... and Best of luck again for your wife's positive reply do let us knw the decision of your wife
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Postby zmk2 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:59 am

hi there , Just want to let you guys now, You can use thumb print on the application form if u cant sign it.

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail, kindly note that the applicant can use there
thumb impression (PRINT) on application if they cannot signed.

For further information, please visit our website www.ukvacpk.com .
I hope the above information provided fulfils your requirement.
We appreciate your understanding and trust in our services.

Thanks and Best Regards,

Islamabad VAC Manager
UK Visa Application Centre
Gerry's International
Islamabad
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Postby c4551m » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:13 pm

[quote="Suhaib 786"]navilator - i was in a similar dilema regarding itemised bill - rang frm home phone direct 2 wife'z home phone (costz a bit more - but wher ur spending 87 000 odd rupees/& strengthen contact factor) wats a coupl of odd quid more 4 calling-ensurz a solid contact u see... 10minz / 3 times a week enuff man# [although me personalli - 45mins to hour & half 3/4 times a week ]

Phone bill in mumz name- so cover my back & avoid trip-up i just jotted that down on covering letter. simple 1 liner - 'the phone bill is in my mother's name.'

REMEMBER - CONCISE YET PRESISE

(i could have wrote - phone bill is mothers name, and she pays the bill and i pay the extra usage that i use & my mum was happy with that [attach my mums bank statement show that she's paying the phone bill])- but like i say - U DNT WANT 2 OPEN A CAN OF WORMS UNESSACERALIY!!

Short & a lil sweet to get ECO on ur side :)[/quote




pls do tell about your wife's decision.........best of luck
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